Looking to the outer planets and how they are interacting with our own energy provides a foundation to the greater chapters that we are moving through individually.
Connecting with these transits, with these planets, and with their invitations, can provide an immense sense of peace and clarity. As if they provide a roadmap, a compass, or a light to follow. A framework and language to hold and make sense of your path. And the direction that these transits invite you into will always be what is most aligned with your Soul, with your fulfilment, and with your truth.
Astrology can allow ourselves to know ourselves intimately, to master our lives, to find our purpose, satisfaction and meaning. And the best way we can do that is to understand and work with the influence of these outer planets.
Connecting with the Outer Planets
There are movements within our cosmos weekly, with the Moon moving every ~2 days, Mercury every ~14 days and the Sun and Venus every ~30, for example. If it can feel overwhelming keeping track of these quicker movements, focusing on the outer planets, which are much slower in their movements, can help us to understand the current chapter of our lives in a more foundational way.
The outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto – which are labelled as outer planets as they orbit outside of the asteroid belt, as opposed to Mercury, Venus, and Mars which lie between the Sun and the asteroid belt (see image below from earthhow.com).
These outer planets represent bigger themes in our lives. If you’re feeling lost, or as if you are moving through great transition, it’s of deep importance to look at Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
12 Houses in Astrology and what they mean
Pair the house meanings with the planets intentions below for a greater understanding of your outer transits and chapters.
The 1st House represents our body, our ego, our vitality, and our physical appearance. It is the face we show the world.
The 2nd House is associated with value (including how we value ourselves), ownership, possessions, and finances, and earning.
The 3rd House reflects our immediate environment (and siblings), our thinking, communication, learning, and processing.
The 4th House is the most private point of the chart, representing our internal foundation, home, family, roots, ancestry, lineage, and early life.
The 5th house is the fun house, ruling over creativity, joy, romance, pleasure, and artistic expression.
The 6th House is where we see wellness, habits, routines, health, and day-to-day living, working and functioning.
Referred to as the house of marriage, the 7th House rules over our partnerships and relationships (both romantic and collaborative – like business partners).
The 8th House moves beyond partnership and into merging with another. It is intimacy, transformation, sex, rebirth, and death. It also governs our shared resources.
The 9th House is big picture thinking. It is the house of travel and wisdom, culture, higher learning and cosmologies.
The 10th House is opposite to the 4th and sits at the most public point of our chart. It is where we share our gifts with the world publicly, representing our career, status, reputation, and prestige.
The 11th House has been associated with good fortune since ancient times, ruling over our hopes, wishes, and long-term goals. It also represents wider communities, collective organisations, humanitarian efforts and networking.
The 12th House is illusive in nature. It is the house of the subconscious, spirituality, night-time dreams, and privacy.
The Outer Planets in Astrology and what their transits mean
Jupiter spends 12-13 months in each zodiac sign. What house it is transiting through our chart for those 12-13 months shows us where expansion, growth, abundance and breakthroughs are available.
See where Jupiter is transiting in your chart with a personal astrology reading.
Saturn spends 2-3 years in each sign. What house it is transiting through our chart for those 2-3 years shows us where we are learning, maturing, gaining wisdom, responsibility, and experience. Our Saturn transits show us where the current chapter of our life is pushing us to master.
See where Saturn is transiting in your chart with a personal astrology reading.
Uranus spends approx 7 years in each sign. What house it is transiting through our chart for those 7 years shows us where we are finding our individuality, experimenting with new ways of being. It is where and how we are awakening and cracking open into liberation.
See where Uranus is transiting in your chart with a personal astrology reading.
Neptune spends approx 14 years in each sign. What house it is transiting through our chart for those 14 years shows us where and how we are deepening into our connection with the intangible, with the unseen, and exploring our perception of spirituality.
See where Neptune is transiting in your chart with a personal astrology reading.
Pluto spends about 14-21 years in each sign. What house it is transiting through our chart throughout those 14-21 years shows us how we have chosen to evolve as Souls. It takes us deep within, breaks through illusions, strips away the unnecessary and offers us the chance for total rebirth.
See where Pluto is transiting in your chart with a personal astrology reading.
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